"Vibrant." Gary Synder, poet
"You are a poet...that in no way limits you." Joseph Campbell, Mythologist, 1980
"One of the best poetic improvisers of our time." Del Close, The Second City Theater, 1981
"Performance CD is one of a kind concert poetics." WBEZ
"Slippery metaphorical mirrors... swirl out of her mouth." Kim Leddy, Columbus Alive Review, 1994
"A communicator... makes a fine teacher. " Paul Sills, Founder of Second City, Story Theater
"Poet in the large sense of the word, her CD and performances, live or broadcast, humanly and spiritually uplifting. " David Magdalene, poet
"Refreshingly authentic." WDNA, Logan, Miami, 1993
"... a voice for the Voiceless." Dougher-Telcik, XS Magazine, South Florida, 1993
"A spontaneous, performance poet and insightful filmmaker, we highly recommend her." Scott Schwar, Executive Director, Ernest Hemingway Foundation, Oak Park. 2000
International Performance Artist. Virgo's work has been published and broadcast. "Performance Poetica" refers to her registered ® service mark.
Independant Research and Design Consultant.
Sampling of awards & grants: American Film Institute & US Visions - Sony - an Coimisiun le Rinci - Hemingway Foundation Oak Park - Poets & Writers.
Mhaighean Banfhil- Poet Virgo. Rose is also an Independent Scholar. Teacher and Adjudicator Certificates from An Coimisiun le Rinci, Ireland. Published yearly in their World Book. She is on their current Official List of Registered Adjudicators (ADCRG.) Rose is also a member of I.D.T.N.A. and I.D.T.M.A.
Artist in Residency programs are sponsored by the Illinois Arts Council Arts Tour and Arts and Education programs. Application forms can be downloaded HERE. For additional information, please contact Rose Virgo (info. below.)